Parenting Coaching Session
All time slots are in Eastern Standard Time.
- 1 hr1 hour
Most of us upon becoming parents don't actually understand the depth of emotional, mental and physical effort and involvement that is demanded of us at all times. It requires us to be the pillar of strength, love, guidance, support and advocacy at all times. We often do not have time to rest, relax or get time for ourselves and our own self-care. The world is not what it used to be where there was more support and less expectation of involvement in every aspect of our kids' lives. Parents usually, upon reflection, feel guilt and that they aren't doing enough. It can be overwhelming and exhausting to try to do it all. In all our efforts, we forget to enjoy our children. We forget to just chill with them and let go while allowing them to figure things out. It's hard to know when to stop and where to start. As children grow into teenagers parents often feel that they lose their closeness and communication with their kids. Others feel a disconnect when their kids are small because they are so exhausted and also because they don't always know how to speak the language of little kids. Kids don't yet have the brain development or life experience to truly appreciate what is being done for them. Parents give and give and don't usually receive true appreciation or validation. It is the nature of parenthood. Many times very good parents speak disrespectfully to their kids. They can have harsh punishments or no consequences at all. Parents don't always know how to handle their kids or how to best communicate with them. Oftentimes, parents don't leave the lines of communication open and kids don't feel comfortable or emotionally safe to talk to them about their fears or concerns. The best of parents make mistakes every day. In households with multiple kids, there may be one child that is easy to raise and another that is much more challenging which can cause jealousy and favoritism. There are endless concerns, difficulties, stress and anxieties related to the raising of children. It is normal and very common.